|Divesting from Violence - Alternate Focus|
In June of 2004, the Presbyterian Church USA became the first major religious institution in America to take a step toward divesting from companies that support the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. In an overwhelming 431 to 62 vote at their annual General Assembly meeting, the church approved a process called phased selective divestment. While the first opportunity to consider divesting from companies would not take place for another two years, the backlash against the church w...
Keywords: israel; jesus; media; palestine
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|Jesus Died in Iraq - Alternate Focus|
In February of 2003, thousands of troops left San Diego heading for Iraq. Among them was Jesus Suarez. He and over 500 others were destined never to return alive. Lance Corporal Jesus Suarez del Solar was part of the contingent US and British forces massing at the Iraqi border in Kuwait. Their mission was to overwhelm the Iraqi army in a few days. Then on March 28 there came a knock at the door of the Suarez residence...
Keywords: iraq; jesus; kuwait; mexico; military
|Voices of Palestine - Alternate Focus|
In this two-part show the candid opinions of street demonstrators are interwoven with speeches and prayers by Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders and peace activists in a San Diego church. Part One includes the moving testimony of the mother of a suicide bombing victim. In Part Two an American rabbi and a Palestinian mother-to-be express their hopes for peace and justice in the Holy Land...
Keywords: islam; jesus; judaism; palestine; suicide
|Interview: Asmi Bishara - Alternate Focus|
Head of the National Democratic Assembly political party, Azmi Bashara was born in Nazareth to Christian parents. He is a Palestinian and a citizen of Israel. He represents Israel's Palestinian minority in the Knesset. Bishara studies at Humboldt University in Germany, is head of the philosophy department at Bir Zeit University, and is senior researcher at the Van-Leer Institute in Jerusalem. He was one of the founders of the National Democratic Assembly, or Balad...
Keywords: democratic party; israel; jesus; judaism; palestine
|History of a Conflict - Alternate Focus|
The land known as the Holy Land has been the locus of three of the world's principal religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and a contested area since 1200BC. The original inhabitants, the Canaanites and Philistines, were conquered in 1000BC by the Jews who remained sovereign for about 280 years. For the next 1500 years a series of conquests and occupations left a residual Jewish population in the area of less than 20%, the rest being predominantly Moslem and Christian Arabs...
Keywords: islam; israel; jesus; judaism; middle east; military; palestine